Staff Reporter:

Two soldiers were martyred when terrorists attacked a security forces’ check post in the Singwan area of Balochistan’s Kech district along the Pakistan-Iran border, the military’s media affairs wing said on Thursday.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), a group of terrorists opened fire at a check post.

“Since troops at the post were already alert, they responded gallantly with all available weapons, and a heavy fire exchange ensued,” it said.

The ISPR stated that the security forces successfully pushed the terrorists back. However, during the “intense exchange of fire”, 34-year-old Sepoy Hasnain Ishtiaq, a resident of Dera Ghazi Khan, and 27-year-old Sepoy Inayatullah, hailing from Jhal Magsi, embraced martyrdom.

CM Balochistan condemns the attack

Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Quddus Bizenjo strongly condemned the terrorist attack. In a statement issued here on Thursday evening, the CM said the terrorists involved in the attack would be brought to justice. He said the government was committed to ensure durable peace in the province and for this purpose the security forces were rendering great sacrifices.

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